Two Minnesota sisters vacationing at a resort off the coast of Africa were found dead inside their luxury villa in a mystery that has left their loved ones devastated.
The bodies of Ann Marie Korkki, 38, and Robin Marie Korkki, 42, were discovered on the same bed in their villa at the Maia Luxury Resort and Spa in the Seychelles at about noon last Thursday, the Seychelles Nation reported.
The pair had reportedly been helped to their room by staff the night before after spending the day drinking at the resort, which they originally planned to leave on September 22, but extended their stay for two more days.
When a butler assigned to the women’s room realized there had been no movement all morning, he alerted his supervisor and police were called to the resort, officials said.
Neither woman’s body showed signs of violence or trauma, but medications found in the room have been confiscated by police as part of the ongoing investigation, authorities said.
A medical examiner will determine the women’s causes of death.
Ann Korkki worked as a senior administrative assistant for JPMorgan Chase in Denver, while Robin Korkki was based in Chicago where she worked as Head of FX and Metals at Allston Trading, according to their professional websites.
Both women shared photos in the Seychelles to social media, posting numerous images showing the sisters enjoying their time together at the resort.
“Love you ladies … may your spirit bless us all!” one friend commented on a picture of the pair smiling and embracing each other.
Friends and family were stunned by the Korkki sisters’ sudden deaths.
“The loss is devastating and incomprehensible. My beautiful cousins. My heart and my thoughts do not stray from them and our family,” one relative posted on Facebook.
“Their untimely death has left many all over the world saddened and undoubtedly heartbroken,” noted a GiveForward page created to help their family with travel expenses and to bring the women home. “Robin & Annie were loving sisters and best friends. They were loved by many.”